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Welcome to the Athens Regional Library System

The Athens Regional Library System is here to enrich the lives of the residents of Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee, and Oglethorpe counties. Visit your local branch today to find out what the library can do for you.

It's Time for Summer Reading Programs!

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Summer Reading Programs begin as soon as school ends! This year's theme is all about superheroes: Every Hero has a Story for children, Unmask! for teens, and Escape the Ordinary for adults. Click on your local library below for more details about the Summer Reading Programs they offer:

Please welcome our new library system director, Valerie Bell!

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Valerie comes to us from Toms River, New Jersey, where she served as Assistant Director for Public Services at the Ocean County Library. She has over 28 years of library experience and is the recipient of several awards, most recently the Ocean County Library Director’s Award for Outstanding Service (2013), Women of Purpose Community Leader of the Year (2012), and NAACP Community Leader of the Year (2011). Welcome to Athens, Valerie!

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